Mince Pies

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Mince Pies…and these low calorie, slimming and Weight Watchers Friendly version will keep you on track this festive season!

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Mince Pies are a Christmas staple, and you needn’t go without this festive season!

Our favourite pastry substitute has come to the rescue once again. Weight Watchers wraps have been an absolute revelation when it comes to pastry recipes and we’ve got a whole heap of recipes which use them:

How many calories are in these Mince Pies?

Shop bought Mince Pies can set you back over 200 calories each. Our version work out at just 49 calories each! Which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

Perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Can I freeze these Mince Pies?

This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Defrost thoroughly before eating.

You can even pop them in the oven for a few minutes to warm them up. But be careful not to burn them!

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What do I need to make these Mince Pies?

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You’ll need a few baking basics to make these Mince Pies.

Firstly, a muffin tin like this one from Amazon.

We use a muffin tin for soooo many recipes, like these 1.5 Syn Yorkshire Puddings!

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You’ll also need some pastry cutters. A set like this one from Amazon are really useful as they’ve got all the sizes you could ever possibly need!

This set of pastry cutters also includes the little star shapes you’ll need for the tops of your Mince Pies!

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How do I make these Mince Pies?

These Mince Pies are so easy to make…..you only need 3 ingredients, and they’ll be done in 3 or 4 steps;

  • Cut 12 circles out of the wraps, using a pastry cutter and place them in a muffin tray. Put the mincemeat in each one.
  • Cut out 12 small star shapes from the remaining wraps.
  • Place the stars on top of the mincemeat and brush with beaten egg.
  • Cook in the oven until they are golden brown. 

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Using a circular pastry cutter, cut 12 circles, just big enough than each dip of the muffin tin. Also cut 12 small star shapes - you should have enough space in 3 wraps to cut all the items you need.
  3. Push each circle of wrap carefully into each dip in the muffin tin. Place a teaspoon of mincemeat into each one and top with a small star.
  4. Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush over each star. Place into the oven for 22 minutes until golden and crisp.

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RECIPE NOTES

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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